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attorney general gray abbott and likely democratic opponent wendy davis are running with nominal opposition. they're using today's primary to kickoff their gubernato are. ial campaigns. the real test of the establishment versus the tea party, three republicans are taking on the incumbent, david dewhurst, lane commissioner jerry patterson. they believe he is beatable, especially after he lost the campaign against senator ted cruz. >> the office of the governor is supposedly the most powerful in the state and a republican has held it over a decade. why haven't the issues of border secure, debt and real tax relief passed? >> dewhurst thanked the obama administration for federal stimulus money. dewhurst owes staff over $1 million and won't pay his bills. >> i'm running for lieutenant governor because there's a vacuum of leadership in austin. texas needs real conservative leadership. >> with a runoff almost certain in that lg race, dewhurst, dan patrick running second in many polls, has been a target of jerry patterson, who hired a private investigator, who claimed he he hire d them while in the
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about texas. it's been a critical battleground since wendy davis has been nick named abortion barbie. what's your group's next step in texas? >> well, texas is a really important state. important to me because it's my home state. it is a state where planned parenthood has been a health care provider for 75 years. we are one of the largest providers of preventive health care but over the last few years under governor perry there's been an all-out assault on women's access. thousands have lost access to basic preventive care. these are issues that are going to be front and center in the gubernatorial race and down ballot races and very clear distinction between senator davis and her opponent and i believe that again, women are paying attention in a way in texas that perhaps they haven't since my mom ran for governor a couple of decades ago. >> and i am a fan of hers personally, cecile richards, thanks for taking time to join us. we'll follow your fight on this closely. >> thanks a bunch. welcome. >> first, before we return to abortion issues, we have to get through the rest of today's
Mar 4, 2014 6:00pm PST
last word" with lawrence o'donnell. have a great night. >> wendy davis just delivered her victory speech in the texas primary. we will bring that to you later. but first, world leaders are wondering if angela merkel is right and that vladimir putin has lost touched with reality. and hillary clinton just made her first public comments about the crisis in ukraine. >> major developments today in the volatile crisis in ukraine. >> russian troops amass in crimea. >> vladimir putin denies they're even russian. >> it was a bit of a r
Mar 5, 2014 1:00pm PST
, those rights come from god. >> greg abbott will go on to face the dwmic winner wendy davis in a closely watched contest in the fall. and as long as we're looking forward, a look in to the crystal ball shows a future for texas that bear as striking resemblance to its past. with the state poised to elect its third george bush. george p. bush cruised to victory in the gop race for land commissioner. the son of jeb and nephew of g.w., george p. did not have to go far to get political pointers from big time texans. >> did you get any advice from your dad? >> well, at the beginning of the effort, he gave the best advice and that is just outhust huhuso competition. >> unheard of $3.5 million in fundraising. perhaps by the time george p. bush is ready to begin his campaign for higher office, the texas tea party will be decaffeinated. that is all for now. i'll see you back here tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. eastern. the ed show is up next. >>> good evening, americans. welcome to the ed show live from new york. let's get to work. >> what president obama could do to get putin's attention is to start to bu
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. featuring wendy davis and republican greg abbott. both are expected to get their party's nomination, but did you know had? there is a bush on the ballot there? george p. bush, the son of jeb bush and the nephew of former president george w. bush, is now running for land commissioner. the senate seat also up for grabs in that state. >>> a dramatic rescue, playing out in portland, oregon action when a utility worker gets trapped in the trenches. emergency crews pulling out the worker after he was buried at the bottom of a 12-foot hole for nearly four hours. he was 21-years-old and two other men were working alongside him in that sewer line trench when it collapsed. the other two escaped and began digging him out. >> never seen or been around anything like that. he's very religious guy and he was shouting prayers. >> that worker is now hospitalized in serious condition. >>> and a collector for bet. rescued in kentucky. take a look. >> remember the story we had told you about not long ago when there was that collapse in the ground there? all those corvettes in kentucky collapsed into the ground.
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wendy davis will face off against republican attorney general greg abbott. both will replace governor rick perry. john cornyn avoiding a runoff with tea party challenger. cornyn's democratic challenger will run off in may. george p. bush, winning republican nomination for state land commissioner. still to come this month, voters go to the polls in illinois and april 1st, d.c. holds its primary. things really get rolling in may where we see primaries in 11 different states. >> fox news alert now. russian defense forces surrounding ukrainian troops in crimea. armed men surrounding the u.n. secretary-general's representative there. john kerry goes head-to-head against russian foreign minister sergey lavrov right now. they are trying to find a peaceful solution to the standoff. kerry and lavrov are meeting alone. here at home defense secretary chuck hagel says they are ramping up a joint training exercise in neighboring poland. he plans to speak with his ukrainian counterpart later today. chief white house correspondent ed henry is live at white house. one of our big stories today, ed. we
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. and in texas governor's race, state senator wendy davis will be the democratic party's candidate. she'll face greg abbott in november. >>> and we have some video this morning of dramatic rescue in daytona beach, florida, after a minivan with three children inside drove into the atlantic ocean on tuesday. bystanders jumped into action carrying two of the children to the beach. waves made it difficult for rescuers to get to the third child. they eventually did and pulled the little one to safety. investigators aren't sure why the woman drove into the water. she is currently undergoing a mental evaluation, though. >>> well, if you needed any proof this morning it is generally not any good to get caught in the middle, especially in a hockey game. here it is from an avalanche/blackhawks game in chicago. some punches are thrown and one caught the game official in the face. he did go down, but got right back up, al, and put him into the fight and no penalty. >> no penalties there? >> which, i guess, you know, they're used to it in hockey. >> i thought that would've cost somebody. natalie, thank you.